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Lily C. Hioki Interview

Date: December 1, 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-jamsj-2-10
02:50:18
24 segments
Nisei female. Born July 3, 1925, in San Jose, California. Moved with family frequently as a child before returning to San Jose for high school. In 1942, family decided to avoid incarceration by moving to Utah, and joined an automobile caravan of several families from San Jose. Lived and worked in Utah during the war primarily as farm laborers. After the war, returned to San Jose, where Ms. Hioki worked to help re-establish her husband's laundry business.
This interview is part of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: San Jose, California Taking an American name Segment 1 of 24 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Father's family background: soda water shop in Japan Segment 2 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Mother's family background Segment 3 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Helping parents on family farm Segment 4 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Father's drinking habit Segment 5 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Moving to Alviso, California, and attending Japanese language school Segment 6 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Attending school primarily with other Japanese Americans Segment 7 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Childhood memories of Alviso Segment 8 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Moving again; memories of a large brick yard near home Segment 9 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Attending high school, participating in student activities Segment 10 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Community sports and festivals Segment 11 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Parents decide to join a caravan to "voluntarily evacuate" after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 12 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Memories of the journey by car to Utah Segment 13 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Finding work in Utah Segment 14 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Adjusting to life and school in Utah Segment 15 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Finding work; visiting Salt Lake City Segment 16 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Doing farmwork: sugar beet thinning, picking fruit Segment 17 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Various farm jobs in Utah: picking produce, turkey processing plant Segment 18 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Visiting the Heart Mountain concentration camp Segment 19 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Family decides to move back to San Jose Segment 20 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Attending a design school Segment 21 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Getting married Segment 22 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Re-establishing husband's family's laundry business Segment 23 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reflections Segment 24 of 24 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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